Thursday, 30 May 2013

Feast of Corpus Christi Processions
Botanical Gardens of the University of Vienna


The Botanical Garden
of the University of Vienna
Rennweg 14

The garden covers 20 Acres,
and is immediately adjacent to the parks
of the Belvedere palaces
and the Belvedere Alpine Garden

Corpus Christi Procession
of the Mary Mother of God parish


The Parish church grounds border on the
Botanic Garden


A small gate in the garden wall
allows access from the church grounds
to the garden beyond


After celebrating mass on the Feast of Corpus Christi,
which this year is celebrated on May 22,
a processon was being held,
leading through the Botanical Gardens,
and back to the church grounds

"Many English-speaking countries
celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi
on the Sunday after Trinity Sunday —
on the Sunday after the traditional
Thursday celebration in other countries"
Source: Wikipedia
For more information,
click on the picture above


Agape Feast
After the procession returned to the church,
the parish members, and guests like me,
were invited to refreshments
in the church yard

Muttergotteskirche
Church of Mary Mother of God
Jacquingasse 53

Photographed with my little Sony Cybershot
in May 2008 - R e p o s t
images and text © Merisi

16 comments:

  1. Oh my Merisi, it was almost like being there! What a beautiful service...even terribly lapsed Catholics such as myself would find peace here.
    Sandi

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  2. SANDI MCBRIDE:
    Yes, it was a beautiful celebration of life, of nature all around us. Hearing the hymns from afar made even people who jogged through the park pause for a moment or two. And they invited everybody to joing the agape afterwards, that was really touching, extending the invitation to everyone.

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  3. P.S.:
    All of the pictures will link to other sites, if clicked upon.

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  4. I walked with you and I loved it

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  5. A nice-looking garden. A lot of people turned out for the procession, it seems.

    Paz

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  6. Lovely!
    Beautiful!
    Knock
    Knock
    Anyone home???

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  7. Beautiful, and the gardens are so green!

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  8. Merisi - Such beautiful photos. I love the one of the long table - the Agape feast. Beautifully framed. (I'm crazy for a good crop).

    - Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

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  9. Kurwenal25 May, 2008

    How beautiful, and a nice surprise! I have walked past the gate at Rennweg many times and had no idea there was a huge garden inside.

    Thanks

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  10. What a gorgeous, prayerful day that looks like. Such peace and serenity in the garden...highly condusive to spiritual affairs.

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  11. I took a walk in Belvedere a couple of times, but I've never tried here. Good to know. I will try it next time! :D

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  12. How lovely to have the school and gardens adjacent to each other. I enjoyed seeing the festivities and traditions.
    Have a great rest of the week Merisi.

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  13. Poland celebrates the same holiday. There are temporary altars built along the way of the procession and the procession stops there to pray.

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  14. Thank you all for your kind comments!

    Zosia,
    works the same way here.

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